Israel Defense Force (IDF)

IDF humanitarian aid team heads to Albania following earthquake

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

(December 3, 2019 / JNS) An Israel Defense Forces emergency humanitarian aid delegation has left for Albania following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country on Nov. 26, the IDF announced on Tuesday. “We just dispatched an IDF humanitarian aid delegation to Albania following the devastating earthquake that took 50+ lives and left thousands injured,” … Read More

IDF strikes Hamas compound in Gaza in response to weapons fire, rocket

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces said it launched airstrikes against the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza in the predawn hours of Saturday morning after weapons were fired at Israel from the Strip on Friday, setting off sirens. “A short time ago IDF warplanes and aircraft attacked terror targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the … Read More

IDF seizes huge shipment of military equipment on its way into Gaza Strip

Friday, November 29, 2019

Israeli security forces have thwarted an attempt to smuggle a massive quantity of military equipment into the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces revealed on Thursday. The Israeli military said that officials from the Defense Ministry’s Crossings Authority, along with officers from the Gaza District Coordination Office and the Office of the Coordinator of Government … Read More

Two rockets launched from Gaza, Israel hits Hamas targets in response

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

(November 27, 2019 / JNS) Israel launched air strikes against Hamas targets in the southern Gaza Strip late Tuesday night and early Wednesday after two rockets were fired at Israel from the coastal territory, according to the Israeli army. According to the Israel Defense Forces a weapons manufacturing facility was among the targets hit in … Read More

IDF braces for PA ‘day of rage’ in response to US settlements policy

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

(November 26, 2019 / JNS) The Israel Defense Forces is boosting its presence in Judea and Samaria and along the Gaza border on Tuesday ahead of a Palestinian “day of rage” in response to the declaration by the U.S. administration last week that it no longer views Jewish communities in those areas as violating international … Read More

Photos show alleged Quds Force headquarters destroyed in IDF strikes

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Satellite images released Wednesday night show the destruction of two suspected Iranian headquarters around Damascus that were hit in Israeli airstrikes earlier in the day in response to a rocket attack on northern Israel on Tuesday. The photographs, distributed by the private Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat International, show two buildings that are believed to have … Read More

Blue Flag international air force drill hailed ‘most advanced’ to date

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Israel completed its fourth international air exercise in southern Israel, Blue Flag 2019, earlier this month – a drill that planners have described as being the most advanced of its kind to date. Towards the end of the exercise, held from Nov. 3 to Nov. 14 at Uvda Air Force Base, just north of Eilat, … Read More

Israel Strikes Dozens of Iranian, Syrian Targets Following Rocket Barrage

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“The attack was carried out in response to the launching of rockets by an Iranian force from Syria’s territory into Israel, intending to strike Israeli territory,” read the IDF statement, referring to a barrage of rockets launched toward Israel’s Golan on Tuesday. “We showed the Iranians we have the capabilities to react forcefully,” said a … Read More

Israel strikes Hamas after it fires two rockets at Beersheva

Monday, November 18, 2019

(November 17, 2019 / JNS) Israel struck several Hamas installations in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after two rockets were fired at the city of Beersheva from the coastal territory, setting off warning sirens. According to Israeli military sources, the country’s Iron Dome air-defense system downed both rockets. At least eight people suffered light injuries … Read More